Lazy Spring Days

Yesterday, Lion still wasn’t feeling the greatest. He was snoozing a lot. Around 4 he asked if I was going to wax him. I hadn’t planned on it. The wax wasn’t warmed. It would take hours to melt. I guess he felt well enough to be waxed but not to stay awake for any length of time. Before we went to sleep, I told Lion we could finish his waxing after my Zoom meeting this afternoon. I’ll turn the wax on so it’s ready.

The other day I waxed the front half of Lion except for his legs. He wants his legs bare, as well. I think his legs look funny when they don’t have any fur. The thing is, they look funny when they have hair too. What the heck? It’s no secret that I don’t like waxing, but I really don’t like waxing his legs. A few months ago I came up with a compromise: every other time I wax him, I’ll do his legs. I’d forgotten about that till just now. I guess that means I’m doing his legs this time. (I was going to do them anyway.)

I usually start of with his front since there are more intricate areas there. His balls are generally the most difficult since they’re loose skin. You should stretch skin when yanking off the wax. Well, you should stretch it when you apply the wax too, but I tend to ignore that part. Yanking it off hurts a little less when you stretch the skin. Anyway, pulling and yanking is more difficult so it takes more time on the front. Lion also has more hair on his chest than on his back, thank god. It may seem odd but I tend to do his “bikini” area first. I figure if either of us needs to stop quickly, at least I have the most important spots done.

Today I’ll start with his butt crack and parts of his balls that may have been difficult to access the other day. Lion needs to be on his knees for this part. I try to go as quickly as I can so he’s not putting too much strain on his shoulders. Then he’s on his tummy for the rest. As I said, his back and tush aren’t as furry, but some of the hair is stubborn. I can apply wax three or more times and it still hangs on. I don’t know why this happens. It’s pretty annoying going after that one silly hair and it won’t let loose. I should just bring a tweezer with me so I can yank it out.

I don’t know if you wax yourself or your partner, but getting the random stuck on wax off at the end is a giant pain. We’ve found that dousing it with mineral oil, letting it soak in and then rubbing it off with a towel works fairly well. There are still a few pieces that refuse to come off but Lion uses mineral oil in the shower to get that off.

I guess we have our mid- to late-afternoon plans laid out for us. When we’re done, Lion will be smooth as a baby’s butt and we’ll have another few weeks before he insists he’s getting furry again.